Congratulations Maree McCabe

Alzheimer’s Australia announces Maree McCabe as new Chief Executive Officer I am delighted and thrilled to congratulate Maree on her appointment as CEO of Alzheimer’s Australia, am excited and confident in her undertaking of this new role. It’s a ‘big job’ and as a consumer, feel we are all very lucky to have her at the helm.…

Kindness is far more important…

Last year, I was asked to answer some questions for a website featuring Change agent stories, which has now changed its focus. They invited people to write stories whom they considered to be ‘Radicals or Change Agents’. The questions took me a long time to answer, and even now, I am not sure if I have answered them well,…

Professor Tom Dening reviews my book

‘What the hell happened to my brain? Living beyond dementia’  Review published by Professor of Dementia Research, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, Nottingham University on 30 December, 2016. Reproduced here, with permission. “Kate Swaffer is phenomenal. Diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia before the age of 50, she has been a leading advocate for dementia ever since, with…

Preferring not to go home and die…

Living beyond dementia Is tough And sometimes even fun But many days are torture Days spent finding files Many more losing them Only functioning at all Because of the support of our BUB’s More than occasionally We want to give up paddling… And, it seems, one or two might prefer I just stayed home and died… Finding…